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Due to unavoidable circumstances, Kishore Singh is forced to become an Uber convert.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com If I'm an Uber convert, it's not because I prefer cramped seats and smelly cabins, but because I can reasonably depend on the service. Of course, there was the time when someone else made off with my confirmed Uber booking even as I watched it do a U-turn on my mobile screen and move away from where I was waiting. When I rang up the driver to complain, he pointed out that it ... Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
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Bank vs NBFC: Where you should go for home loans

You would find NBFCs more willing to lend even if you have a poor credit score, says Adhil Shetty.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Lending rates have trended downwards over the last two years. Currently, several lenders are offering home loans at an interest rate of 8.35 per cent, way lower than the 10 to 11 per cent rate that prevailed four years ago. For customers this translates into a lower equated monthly installment (EMI) on an existing loan, or allows them to borrow more to finance ...
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Next Budget may be presented in January

Govt mulls gradual switchover to the January-December financial year Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Union government is taking preparatory steps to switch over to a new financial year cycle that will start from January and end in December. At present, the government’s financial year starts in April and ends in March. According to top government sources, the switch-over will be a gradual process. To begin with, the next Union Budget presentation date is likely to be advanced by ...
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How to create a bestseller

Shuma Raha finds out how writers are using social media to produce bestsellers.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 'Each day is your own page and you have the power to write the words on those pages.' 'Don't run away from yourself, your dreams or the life which you deserve.' Words from some cheesy motivation manual? Wrong. These and other inspirational nuggets are strewn across 23-year-old Savi Sharma's debut novel, Everyone Has A Story. The book, which Sharma self-published and which was ...
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A dummy's guide to life insurance

Naval Goel explains all that you wanted to know about life insurance but didn't know who to ask Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Life insurance, for years, has remained a mystery to many. However with rapid growth of internet services, more and more people are becoming aware about the benefits of having a life insurance policy. For millions of people in India, the concept of life insurance still remains a mystery. There are certain fundamentals that you should keep in mind while going for ...
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All in the family

If my children have doubts about matrimony, the reason might well lie in the family, says Kishore Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Just when you thought the only problem you are likely to face vis-à-vis your parents is their old age care and health, my parents dropped a bomb on us. "We are separating,' said my mother. They'd had a misunderstanding and my mother's patience was running thin. We couldn't get my father's version of things, since he doesn't hear well -- or at all ...
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Isn't it time to get rid of Air India?

'It goes without saying that Air India has now no imaginable reason to exist,' argues Mihir S Sharma.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Perhaps the hardest part of analysing the Modi government's many schemes is getting beyond the absurdity of their names. UDAN, for example, the perfectly reasonable name for the new air connectivity scheme inaugurated by the prime minister, is actually an acronym for Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik -- a phrase that I will not translate, in order to preserve the ...
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Save money buying policies etc online

Sanjay Kumar Singh tells you what to watch out for when buying insurance and investing in MFs online.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Sample this: Life Insurance Corporation of India's e-Term policy's annual premium is Rs 23,861. The same policy, called Jeevan Amulya, bought offline will cost Rs 38,640 a year. Clearly, there is a huge benefit if policies are bought online. But online sales account for only a small proportion of the total policies sold by insurance companies. In case of ...
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New framework to deal with banks' toxic assets soon

While they have restructured loans, there is still question mark over the success of such a work-out The Union Cabinet might within the next few weeks consider a new framework to deal with toxic assets worth Rs 6 lakh crore in the Indian banking system, a top government official said. The proposed framework envisages legislative action through amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) and Banking Regulations Act to empower the banks further to tackle non-performing assets (NPAs), ...
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Old ideas have a very long life in India

No new ideas, please, we are Indian. Seventeen years into the 21st century, we are still fixated by the ideas of the 20th century, says T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com.   The late Paul Samuelson, when I called on him 27 years ago, very insightfully said at one point, “In your country human capital depreciates very slowly.” He was referring to how we Indians show deference to older people even while differing with them. But if you think ...
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